New reporting sheds light on some of the contributing factors that led to Henry’s tragic death, including a culture of workplace bullying and retaliation from supervisors.
Robert was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees, or AFGE, and the union spoke out to strongly condemn workplace bullying.
“There is absolutely no place for this kind of behavior in the workplace,” AFGE president J. David Cox Sr. said.
Hydrick Thomas, president of AFGE’s TSA Council, which represents more than 44,000 TSA officers throughout the nation, called on the Transportation Safety Administration to take action to address the culture of bullying. “Our brave TSA officers go through a tremendous amount of specialized training, take an oath to protect our country, and come to work every day to ensure the safety of the flying public,” he said. “They deserve so much better.”
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In today’s labor history, on this date in 2006, tens of thousands of immigrants demonstrated in 100 U.S. cities in a national day of action billed as a campaign for immigrants’ dignity. Some 200,000 gathered here in Washington, D.C.
Today’s labor quote is by Dolores Huerta, born on this date in 1930. With Cesar Chavez, she co-founded the United Farm Workers. Dolores Huerta, who said:
“When they know they can have some type of security, some kind of protection, then they’ll come forth. But it takes a lot. It takes a lot.”
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